Gone To The Dogs

A 140-pound King Shepherd isn’t the normal accessory for a glamorous, jet-setting philanthropist, but where Kristi Schiller goes so does Johnny Cash, a long-hair Lothario with an eye for protecting his human pack and an appetite for chicken fried steaks and the occasional landscape rock.

“He has logged more private plane hours than most pilots and blows me away with his superhuman abilities,” laughs Schiller.

In addition to Johnny Cash, Schiller is almost always accompanied by two tri-colored Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and the most recent addition, A Belgian Malinois “bomb dog” named Daisy. From her River Oaks home in Houston to the ranch in Millican, Texas, just south of College Station and her husband’s alma mater Texas A&M University, her rowdy, but well-mannered K-9 entourage is just one of the many things that set Schiller apart from the stereotypical socialite.

Schiller is a social entrepreneur with a fashionable flare and cowgirl grit.

A true Texas woman, Schiller grew up “where the pavement ends and the Gulf of Mexico begins” in Freeport, Texas, just southwest of Houston. Her parents taught her early on that self-worth comes from within.

“I grew up on a shipyard along the Texas Gulf Coast, where there were oyster shells in everyone’s driveways” she relates. “I was raised to be resourceful and make your

own path, not sit on the side of the street as the parade drove by. I started serving on my first board of the local orphanage at a mere 18 and from this I launched a toy drive for birthdays and holidays for these children, who were not yet placed in foster homes. My parents never explained to us someone had less than but rather how much more you can help the next person, whether it be with knowledge, sweat equity or through monetary involvement. I was raised to

see a broader side of charity than most. Realistically, we exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give. I was instilled at a very early age by my parents, ‘If you have…then you DO.’”

Armed with a degree in broadcast journalism, Schiller spent ten years in broadcasting from early stints on national radio to E! Entertainment Television and Hard Copy. She later found a new voice as internet entrepreneur, earning the title of “Queen of the Internet” from Forbes Magazine in 1997.

In 2001, Schiller met John,  Chairman and CEO of Energy XXI, one of the largest independent oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico…

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TK9O Obstacle Course Results

Texas K9 Officers Conference and Trials 2013

Obstacle Course Results

1

Brian Wullweber and

K9 Brix

12:39:27

2

Josh Ridings and

K9 Partner

15:21:00

3

Shawn Brown and

K9 Bret

16:03:12

4

Clayton Marshall and

K9 Ron

16:28:00

5

Daniel Kerrigan and

K9 Bailey

18:43:00

6

James Glaze and

K9 Cir

18:53:00

7

Jason Denham and

K9 Sjors

19:16:28

8

Tyson Sutton and

K9 Rosco

19:26:25

9

George Love and

K9 Gerard

20:05:15

10

Scott Collins and

K9 Partner

20:21:18

11

Clayton Weikel and

K9 Rohdy

21:01:00

12

Jason Prince and

K9 Duce

21:19:34

13

Eric Newman and

K9 Bear

21:50:00

14

Dennis Shadden and

K9 Ronnie

22:27:03

15

Gary Laws and

K9 Baron

23:25:00

16

Alex Chapa and

K9 Rocco

23:59:00

17

Kenneth Taylor and

K9 Xsara

26:05:09

18

John Walker and

K9 Gorbi

27:09:35

19

David Everton and

K9 Ranger

27:12:35

20

Chance Davis and

K9 Iris

31:14:28

 

TK9O Obstacle Course Results

Texas K9 Officers Conference and Trials 2013

Obstacle Course Results

1

Brian Wullweber and

K9 Brix

12:39:27

2

Josh Ridings and

K9 Partner

15:21:00

3

Shawn Brown and

K9 Bret

16:03:12

4

Clayton Marshall and

K9 Ron

16:28:00

5

Daniel Kerrigan and

K9 Bailey

18:43:00

6

James Glaze and

K9 Cir

18:53:00

7

Jason Denham and

K9 Sjors

19:16:28

8

Tyson Sutton and

K9 Rosco

19:26:25

9

George Love and

K9 Gerard

20:05:15

10

Scott Collins and

K9 Partner

20:21:18

11

Clayton Weikel and

K9 Rohdy

21:01:00

12

Jason Prince and

K9 Duce

21:19:34

13

Eric Newman and

K9 Bear

21:50:00

14

Dennis Shadden and

K9 Ronnie

22:27:03

15

Gary Laws and

K9 Baron

23:25:00

16

Alex Chapa and

K9 Rocco

23:59:00

17

Kenneth Taylor and

K9 Xsara

26:05:09

18

John Walker and

K9 Gorbi

27:09:35

19

David Everton and

K9 Ranger

27:12:35

20

Chance Davis and

K9 Iris

31:14:28

 

TK9O Narcotics Trial Results

Texas K9 Officers Conference and Trials 2013

Narcotics Trial Results​

1

Wullweber, Brian

K9 Brix

69

2

Palermo, John

K9 Rico

69

3

Patterson, Donald

K9 Arko

69

4

Stanley, Michael

K9 Tex

69

5

Tang, Val

K9 Partner

68

6

Taylor, Kenneth

K9 Xsara

68

7

Marshall, Clayton

K9 Ron

67

8

Brown, Shawn

K9 Bret

67

9

Collins, Scott

K9 Partner

67

10

Denham, Jason

K9 Sjors

66

11

Stevens, Jeremy

K9 Partner

66

12

Adams, Ben

K9 Buzz

64

13

Williams, Billy

K9 Storm

64

14

Weikel, Clayton

K9 Rohdy

64

15

Beeman, Jonathon

K9 Partner

60

16

Pereira, Eddie

K9 TY

59

17

Walker, John

K9 Gorbi

59

18

Ridings, Josh

K9 Partner

59

19

Morrow, TC

K9 Blitz

58

20

Nesbitt, Koby

K9 Hiko

57

21

Everton, David

K9 Ranger

56

22

Kerrigan, Daniel

K9 Bailey

56

23

Smith, James

K9 Basco

56

24

Klehm, Seth

K9 Partner

55

25

Fuente, David

K9 Emmy

55

26

Jenkins, Daniel

K9 Partner

53

27

Laws, Gary

K9 Baron

52

28

Davis, Chance

K9 Iris

49

29

Glaze, James

K9 Cir

43

 

TK9O Patrol Trial Results

Texas K9 Officers Conference and Trials 2013

Patrol Trial Results

 

#

Handler

Dog

Patrol 1

Patrol 2

Patrol 3

Total

1

Wullweber, Brian

K9 Brix

5

1

2

8

2

Tang, Val

K9 Partner

2

5

7

14

3

Stanley, Michael

K9 Tex

8

2

9

19

3

Palermo, John

K9 Rico

10

6

3

19

4

Sutton, Tyson

K9 Rosco

3

4

14

21

4

Glaze, James

K9 Cir

11

9

1

21

4

Marshall, Clayton

K9 Ron

1

10

10

21

5

Stevens, Jeremy

K9 Partner

9

7

6

22

6

Denham, Jason

K9 Sjors

7

3

13

23

7

Ridings, Josh

K9 Partner

13

17

5

35

8

Shadden, Dennis

K9 Ronnie

6

11

19

36

9

Nesbitt, Koby

K9 Hiko

15

14

8

37

10

Kerrigan, Daniel

K9 Bailey

14

20

4

38

11

Chapa, Alex

K9 Rocco

16

13

12

41

12

Klehm, Seth

K9 Partner

20

8

20

48

13

Smith, James

K9 Basco

19

16

15

50

13

Love, George

K9 Gerard

4

21

25

50

14

Jenkins, Daniel

K9 Partner

21

12

18

51

15

Laws, Gary

K9 Baron

12

23

21

56

16

Prince, Jason

K9 Duce

17

18

22

57

17

Weikel, Clayton

K9 Rohdy

18

24

17

59

17

Jordan, Michael

K9 Brico

22

26

11

59

18

Walker, John

K9 Gorbi

25

15

24

64

19

Brown, Shawn

K9 Bret

24

19

23

66

20

Davis, Chance

K9 Iris

26

25

16

67

21

Everton, David

K9 Ranger

23

22

26

71

TK9O Top Dog Results

Texas K9 Officers Conference and Trials 2013

Top Dog Results​

#

Handler

Narcotics

Explosives

Patrol

Obstacles

Final

1

Wullweber, Brian

1

 

1

1

3

2

Marshall, Clayton

7

4

4

15

3

Denham, Jason

10

6

7

23

4

Shadden, Dennis

3

8

14

25

5

Love, George

4

13

9

26

6

Ridings, Josh

18

7

2

27

7

Prince, Jason

1

16

12

29

7

Chapa, Alex

2

11

16

29

8

Brown, Shawn

8

19

3

30

9

Kerrigan, Daniel

22

10

5

37

10

Glaze, James

29

4

6

39

11

Weikel, Clayton

14

17

11

42

12

Walker, John

17

18

18

53

13

Laws, Gary

27

15

15

57

14

Everton, David

21

21

19

61

15

Davis, Chance

28

20

20

68

 

K9s4COPs, Harris County Sheriff’s Office host Texas’ first K9 Officer Olympics

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The bite is truly bigger than the bark when some of Texas’ top dogs hit Houston Oct. 23-25 for the Texas K9 Officers Conference & Trials. Held at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Training Facility at 2316 Atascocita Rd. in Humble; the inaugural event is produced by K9s4COPs, a non-profit that provides trained police dogs to law enforcement agencies around the country. K9s4COPs and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office is hosting the Texas K9 Officers Conference & Trials along with the help of the Houston Police Department, Pasadena Police Department and Harris County Constable’s Office Precincts 1, 4 and 8. Entries are capped at 50 officers and their K9 partners.

The hard-working and elite K9 officers and their human partners , who are available 24/7 for duty, will compete in categories including obstacle course, narcotics detection, explosive detection, and patrol.

Officers will also earn continuing education credits during the classes and training exercises offered throughout the conference. In addition, a Texas Hard Dog/Fast Dog competition, demonstrating how to bring down a “bad guy,” will be free and open to the public Friday morning, Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Thorne Stadium, 1865 Aldine Bender in Houston, TX 77032. Here the K9s will be judged on suspect impact as well as speed. Dogs are known to run as fast as 35 miles per hour during a hard and fast exercise.

Winners of the Texas K9 Officers Conference & Trials will receive special leashes and barking rights as top dogs of Texas.

One K9 officer and handler will be named per category along with an overall winner.

K9 officers arrive at law enforcement agencies trained in handler protection, but then go through a rigorous 14-week training course with their human partner to learn tracking, scouting, building searches, vehicle stops, and drug or bomb detection.

Most trained K9s used by law enforcement agencies are German Shepherds or Belgian Malinois, which cost $12,000 and retire after five to eight years of service. Specially trained K9s provide high performance detection duties as they host 125 million to 500 million scent cells in comparison to a human’s 5 million scent cells.

For more information about the Texas K9 Officers Conference & Trials, visit www.k9s4cops.org or call 713-523-COPS.

To assist the purchase of K9s for law enforcement agencies and schools, you can do your part by donating today at K9s4COPs.org.

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